We've all been there. At some point over the past few months we've all had one person (or perhaps several) ask "What's the difference between the Wii U and the Wii, and why on earth should I get one?" Many seem to think it's associated with the original Wii, instead of an entirely new console altogether.

The GamePad was the focus in the majority of the Wii U's marketing campaigns, so it was easy for people to think they could simply pick up this GamePad and use it with their Wii.

Nintendo seems to have taken on-board this issue and the fact that it has possibly confused some people, as this recent flyer found at PAX East — posted by Geoff Keighley on Twitter — outlines the core reasons as to why both consoles are totally different.

What are your thoughts on this new effort from Nintendo to advertise the Wii U? Do you think it's misguided, or is this kind of basic education a requirement to give the machine the boost it needs at retail? Post a comment to let us know.

Why Wii U

[source nintendoeverything.com, via twitter.com]